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Is This Technology Still Relevant/Alive?

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  • Hello Community,

    We are looking for a synchronization solution, and searching around online, the Sync Framework is the only technology that returns from online searches for synchronizing data for .NET solutions.  However, looking on this technology's main page, the last release was 4 years ago -- as a CTP.  That does not look promising or healthy.

    Is this technology still alive/preferred?  Is there a newer technology from MSFT that has replaced this one?

    Any guidance/suggestions/insight would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Michael

    Tuesday, June 03, 2014 8:03 PM

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  • *cricket cricket* ...
    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:53 AM
  • there has been no announcement that the product is being retired or discontinued. Having said that, there is no word either on any new development on the framework.

    from a supportability perspective, it is still a supported product.

    the CTP you mentioned has long been released as the Sync Framework Toolkit.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:34 AM
  • Thanks June.  I guess the obvious question here is... if it's long been released, why has the product's main page not been updated to reflect this?  Do they not care about their product?
    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:38 AM
  • not sure which product page you're referring to but the MSDN Dev site has it in there : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-au/sync/bb736753.aspx 

    likewise, the Sync Toolkit is actually released as open source, so you will not see as a regular product release.

    but i agree, the product team needs to be more visible.


    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:04 AM
  • Hmmm... I can't find it now, but the page I saw clearly said CTP.

    Anyways, we ended up going with Zumero, which appears to not only be MUCH more up to date and relevant, but cooler, too. :P

    http://zumero.com/


    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:18 AM